Capabilities | Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Capabilities

Aircraft DecontaminationARA provides innovative solutions to challenging Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense problems by combining the skills and expertise of top-notch scientists and engineers who fully understand the technical issues involved, with operational, field experienced personal to sucessfully develop Research, Development, Test and Evaluaiton (RDT & E) solutions and products that meet Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Homeland Security and other CBRN community needs.

ARA is organized through our CBRN Initiatives Group that combines capabilities across 18 ARA Divisions through the eight focus areas listed below:

  • Protection
  • Hazard Mitigation
  • Sensors & Detectors
  • Test & Evaluation
  • Training & Exercises
  • Consequence Assessment
  • Consequence Emergency Management
  • Medical Planning
  • Bio-Surveillance Partially Observed Epidemics (DTRA)


    • Microbiology & Bio-Aerosol Science
    • Air Purification Technologies
    • Laboratory & Field Testing
  • Fate and Transport

    Hazard Mitigation

    • Decontamination Science
    • Fate and Transport
    • Modeling and Simulation
  • Nerve Agent Detection

    Sensors & Detectors

    • Detection exploits human physiological response mechanism
    • Extremely low limits of detection
    • Detection in complex mixtures possible
  • Bioaerosol Testing

    Test & Evaluation

    • T & E of handheld radiation detectors for DoD users
    • Evaluate air purification systems designed to kill microorganisms
    • Bioaerosol methods for applying H1N1 and Bacillus anthracis
  • Training & Exercises

    • Cognitive and clinical performance
    • Response of CBR events
    • Incident command
  • Evacuation Modeling

    Consequence Assessment

    • Evacuation Modeling
    • Health Effects Modeling
    • Weapon Environment Prediction
  • Risk Management

    Consequence / Emergency Management

    • Enemy use of CBR (terrorist and state)
    • Risk management
    • All-Hazard's planning, training, exercises
  • HumanSim

    Medical Planning

    • Cognitive and clinical performance
    • Response to CBR events
    • Incident command
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